Is reconing a speaker worth it?

Is reconing a speaker worth it?

If a recone is done correctly, it is as good as new. For vintage or rare speakers, reconing is often the only option as the required speaker is no longer available for purchase or it is beyond a reasonable cost. Even a higher power speaker not designed for the cabinet’s tuning can fail at lower power.

How much does it cost to get a speaker Reconed?

Recones range in price from $40.00 – $125.00 plus shipping & handling.

Can blown speakers be repaired?

Of course, the first question is always “can you fix a blown speaker?” Yes, you can, but it’s rarely recommended to do-it-yourself. DIY speaker fixing is usually quick and dirty and only done on speakers you don’t really care about having perfect quality, such as in your 20 year old car.

What is reconing?

Reconing is the removal and replacement of all the moving parts in the speaker frame. It returns the speaker to exact new condition (if original parts are still available) or to as close to new or to an upgraded condition depending on the choice and availability of recone parts.

Can speakers be re coned?

Generally speaking, new speakers work better and last longer than old ones, and you’ll never get a reconed speaker to sound exactly like the original did. There are cases when reconing speakers makes perfect sense. From a pure cost standpoint, reconing is sometimes less expensive than replacing.

How much does it cost to repair a PA speaker?

Speaker Repair Base Price List

Nominal diameter Refoaming PA/Instrument
8″ $36.00
10″ $42.00
12″ $48.00 $100.00
15″ $54.00 $110.00

Can speaker cones be replaced?

Speaker cone repair Sometimes it can be possible to obtain and fit replacement cones. Most speaker cones are made of paper, and so a repair using some tissue paper works well. It may also be suitable for other materials, but assess the break and material to find a suitable alternative if necessary.

How do I know if I blew my speakers?

The most common aural indication of a blown speaker is an unpleasant buzzing or scratching sound, by itself or roughly at the pitch of the note the speaker is attempting to reproduce. Or there could be no sound at all.

How hard is it to Recone a sub?

All types of damage to the subwoofer (except magnet, frame and enclosure damage), can be fixed through a simple process called reconing. This process basically involves removing and replacing all the moving parts of a subwoofer such as the cone and surround, spider, lead wires, voice coil among others.

How to restore vintage speakers?

Introduction. We at Madisound are often asked about what is the best way to upgrade older or vintage loudspeakers.

  • Upgrade Checklist
  • Crossover Components.
  • Sample Network Schematic.
  • Drive Units.
  • Cabinet Bracing.
  • Damping Materials.
  • Wiring.
  • Terminals.
  • Bi-Wiring and Bi-Amping.
  • How to Recone a speaker?


  • Replace all soft parts (cone,gasket,voice coil,etc.)
  • Replace damaged terminals
  • Full testing.
  • How to rebuild a speaker?

    – Step 3 – Draw a circle. Here’s where the lid or plate comes in. – Step 4 – Shim the voice coil. – Step 5 – Lay a bead of glue around the perimeter of the speaker cone. – Step 6 – Secure the new foam to the speaker cone. – Step 7 – Wait several hours. – Step 8 – Remove the tape. – Step 9 – Replace the outer ring. – Step 12 – Reinstall the speaker.

    Does reconing a speaker ‘help’ the sound?

    The big three speaker makers, Jensen, Celestion and Eminence, all agree that blown speakers are best replaced. Generally speaking, new speakers work better and last longer than old ones, and you’ll never get a reconed speaker to sound exactly like the original did.